It's been a few weeks since I attended NIWeek in Austin, but I
still have more content coming from that show. I managed
to bring my digital camera and take some pictures. Here is
the diary of my two and a half days there--in image form (part one).
Keynotes and announcements:
Vice President of Marketing John Graff in front
of a relatively simple message. National Instruments wants people to
"do more" with their hardware and software.
(Click on image to
John Graff attempts to see
how much force he can generate, while Geoff Desmoulin of Spike TV's
Deadliest Warrior gives instructions.
It turns out that the
Warriors show uses National Instruments equipment
in order to make its detailed measurements. (Click on image to enlarge)
National Instruments Business and
Fellow Mike Santori rocks out while demonstrating virtualized systems
and real-time vision processing. Click here to see a summary of some of
Instruments (Click on image to enlarge)
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.